The ICE GENESIS project is being carried out by a consortium (led by AIRBUS OPERATION SAS) made up of 36 EU and non-EU partners from 10 countries (France, Austria, Italy, UK, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Canada and Japan).

Each ICE GENESIS partner offers the multi-disciplinary expertise which is required in order to impact the aeronautical sector and to provide the expertise needed to meet the expectations from the participants, the industry and the European Commission.

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

The Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR) is the German national research institution for aeronautics, space, and energy technology within the Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft (HGF). It has approximately 8000 employees at 20 locations in Germany. According to its profile DLR performs research and development of novel technologies in the space, aeronautics, transport and energy sectors. It builds and operates large-scale test facilities, assumes management tasks and trains junior scientists.
The Institute of Atmospheric Physics (DLR-PA) has long-term experience in particle and cloud measurements in the laboratory and on aircraft, large-scale modelling of atmospheric dynamics and chemistry, radiative transfer modelling, development and application of tools for passive and active remote sensing. DLR-PA has many years experience in coordinating international research projects (e.g. ECATS, QUANTIFY) and participated in numerous national (e.g. HALO) and international research projects (e.g. HAIC, DACCIWA, EUFAR, STRATOCLIM).

Role in the project

DLR will lead WP4 Instrumentation and contribute to WP2, WP5 and WP6 by assessing and selecting the instrumentation required to enhance the capacities of European Icing wind tunnels with respect to App. O conditions and snow. Within WP4, the main effort will be on the selection of cloud probe instrumentation to measure the particle size distribution, the bulk water content, the cloud droplet temperature, and cloud cloud homogeneity in European wind tunnels. Further DLR will contribute to the assessment of the 3D scanning technique. In WP5 DLR will provide expertise to the selection of airborne cloud probes for the detection of snow and in WP6 DLR will provide instrumentation for the characterization and calibration of wind tunnel test facilities.